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Black Matter

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Climbing Tree , 2011 Acrylic on Vintage Stereoscophic Photograph H: 5.25 X W: 8.5in © Courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery
Black Matter

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
April 14th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012
Opening: April 14th, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.craigkrullgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
info@craigkrullgallery.com
PHONE:  
310.828.6410
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 11-5:30
TAGS:  
collages

DESCRIPTION

Concurrently, Nancy Monk’s sixth solo show at Craig Krull Gallery, “Black Matter”, equally demonstrates the gallery’s interest in the transformative possibilities of photographic manipulations. The exhibition includes recent paintings on vintage stereoscopic cards, as well as complex, textured collages, and works on delicate paper. In “Fall Road,” the artist paints Aboriginal-like outlines and silhouettes over an image of the Niagara Falls so that the waterfall becomes a tree and boulders become a horse. In other, large-scale works on paper, Monk paints complex, patterned Seussian bouquets that are mesmeric arrangements of positive and negative space. Nancy Monk’s playfully inventive approach is characterized by an almost obsessive enchantment with ornamentation and design, as well as an imaginative freshness in the combination of materials.